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Grateful Dead Live at Oakland Auditorium Arena on 1981-12-26

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Grateful Dead Live at Oakland Auditorium Arena on 1981-12-26


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Alabama Getaway-> Promised Land, Candyman-> Little Red Rooster, Big Boss Man, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Bird Song, It's All Over Now, Big Railroad Blues, Let It Grow Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain-> Estimated Prophet-> He's Gone-> Drums-> The Eleven Jam-> Truckin'-> Black Peter-> Around & Around-> One More Saturday Night, E: Don't Ease Me In


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Oakland Auditorium Arena
Location Oakland, CA

Source Audience Recording: Nak CM700's
Lineage Master audience cassette (2 modified Nakamichi CM-700 mics with boost + 1 Shure mic without boost > Sony TC-D5M on Maxell metal tape, about 20' in front of the soundboard) > Nak Dragon playback > Cardas audiophile cables > HHB CDR
Taped by Steven Martin
Transferred by

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Master audience cassette (Taped by Steven Martin, 2 modified Nakamichi CM-700 mics with boost + 1 Shure mic without boost > Sony TC-D5M on Maxell metal tape, about 20' in front of the soundboard) > Nak Dragon playback > Cardas audiophile cables > HHB CDR 800 master CD > Samsung SW-232B extraction (EAC v0.9 beta 4) > tracking (CD Wave) > sector boundary verification (shntool v1.01) > .flac encoding

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Reviewer: jjg4762 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 25, 2014
Subject: Before the 31's
Happy holidays everyone
This is the recording for me it is rite there in the middle of us. And that's the way I like to re listen to shows. Aud's are my favorites from years I toured.Not sure why the shows before the big night in our touring days always seemed to be before the 31'st actually. For me I went to 4 or 5 new years runs and each had it's own feel to it.
Though the shows leading up to new years eve always seemed better to me. More raw dead feel to them. Maybe it was the hype that new years was going to be break out night. Many a time they would break something out but it would be played early in the run also which to me takes a ways the magic. But still love the break out itself. so who am I to complain.
Reviewer: N Hoey - - May 26, 2012
Subject: Attribution
Steve Martin didn't tape this, a good taper friend of his did and Steve did the transfer and circulation of his friend's master. His D-5 was among the decks patched into the Jamie Poris/Anonymous rig. They had an extensive set up with a patch bay and I imagine as many as a dozen or more decks were running there. I was taping myself right beside their "encampment".
Reviewer: es.inc@cox.net - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 12, 2009
Subject: Oh hell yeah
One small fact about this show is that it went by the name "the ohm test"...They were passing out purple microdot in line for the masses and the show really reflects that energy...Of course I would never engage in that kind of activity...LOL
Reviewer: Valley Vista - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 23, 2006
Subject: Yes...fond memories...I think.
High energy show! I too spent the entire week at the Oakland Aud, this was a great kick-off...was in the park across the parking lot on Xmas eve, spent the night in a tent watching local card sharks trying to scam stoned Deadheads in 3-card monty games...Scarlet-Fire was electric...the peak coming out of He's Gone was chilling...the drill sounds during Space was good N weird (I think they were fixing the drum set-up, but my memory is fuzzy)...Weir made a comment about a "day at the dentist" which only resulted in more reality-grabbing...awesome night!
Reviewer: brocks - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 29, 2005
Subject: How about Jam in Eleven?
I went to the whole New Year's Run, end of 81; I must say that the music between He's Gone and Truckin' was the most intense jamming of the run, possibly ever. A few distinct passages; 1) after He's Gone with Jerry's arpeggio's (very dire and beautiful) into Bobby with the drums
2) Bobby's arpeggio's coming out of the space,
3) The E minor jam in 11

The sound on this beats the old tape I had by far. Just some unavoidable crowd stuff. Thanks!!
Reviewer: Albix714 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 21, 2005
Subject: Thank you!
Thank you archive.org for another sweet early 80's GD AUD!
Reviewer: deadbass36 - favoritefavoritefavorite - March 18, 2005
Subject: The Eleven Jam?
Although this jam is in the 11/4 time signature, I don't think it's accurate to call it the Eleven Jam. The Eleven had chord changes (A-D-E-D). In this version they're just bangin out the count in E.
They were so close, how hard could it have been for Phil to start playing those changes. Oakland Coliseum would've been roofless. That all being said, it is a great jam in it's own right.
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